Tuesday, June 7, 2011
70 years ago today
70 years ago today this lovely couple was married. I am lucky to call them my Grandparents. I miss my Grandpa every day, and am so fortunate that my Grandma is going strong at 87! It doesn't seem possible that it's been 20 years since we had a big 50th anniversary party for them, but I remember being big as a house with our third baby, and here Emily is almost 20 years old, so there you go!
I put together this fabric covered album to hold family photos. First I started by covering the album with a thin layer of craft glue and then covered it with a thin piece of batting. After allowing it to dry, I cut the fabric I selected 1-1/2" bigger all the way around than what the album was. I turned under the edges and glued it down around the inside of the album. I used clothespins around the edges to keep it in place while the glue dried. Next I glued an antique doily onto the cover of the album, and then added a small pewter frame that I had put Grandma and Grandpa's wedding photo into. I finished it off with a matching ribbon bow and a "J" typewriter key representing their last name. I have made dozens of these over the years for family weddings, baby gifts, etc. Really a fun gift to make and you can get pretty creative!